The Ballet Etudes Company will present two performances of "Sleeping Beauty" on Saturday, March 31, at Westport Country Playhouse.

The production is a family-friendly 90-minute adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The ballet takes place in an enchanted world of royalty, curses, forests and fairies; where Princess Aurora's 100-year slumber can only be broken by the kiss of a prince.

Set to Tchaikovsky's score, the ballet is staged by Christina Fagundes after Petipa's original choreography and is directed by Nanette Vallas.

Featured guest artists Yuriko Kajiya and Carlos Lopez from American Ballet Theatre will join the cast of 50 local dancers. They include New Canaan students Lauren Stewart, Haley Michno, Eliza Davenport and Annika Magaro.

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Performances are at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 for children/students, $35 for adults. Call the box office at 203-227-4177.